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Scarlett Johansson to Star in Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ for Fox Searchlight (Exclusive)

Scarlett Johansson is in final negotiations to star in Fox Searchlight’s World War II film “Jojo Rabbit,” sources tell Variety.The project is Taika Waititi’s follow-up to “Thor: Ragnarok,” and is set during World War II and centers on a young German boy in Hitler’s army who finds out that his mother, to be played by […]

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Film News Roundup: Sly Stone Music Documentary in Development

In today’s film news roundup, documentaries on Sly Stone and a Wisconsin police killing are moving forward and a CEO is named for the Afm & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund.DocumentariesNetwork Entertainment and filmmaker Derik Murray have acquired the rights to produce a feature documentary on the life and legacy of musician Sylvester Stewart, […]

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Hugh Jackman Eyes ‘Bad Education’ as Next Pic From ‘La La Land’ Producer Fred Berger (Exclusive)

Hugh Jackman looks to have found his next project as the A-list star is in talks to star in the Automatik pic “Bad Education.”“I Think We’re Alone Now” scribe Mike Makowsky penned the script. Cory Finley, who recently directed the Sundance darling “Thoroughbreds,” will direct.Though plot details are being kept under wraps, the script, which […]

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Hugh Jackman In Talks To Star In ‘Bad Education’

Hugh Jackman is currently eyeing the starring role in Bad Education from I Think We’re Alone Now screenwriter Mike Makowsky and director Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds), Deadline has confirmed. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it will be based on Makowsky’s high school experience. Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) […]

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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Director Reed Morano in Talks for Anne Frank Drama ‘Keeper of the Diary’ (Exclusive)

“The Handmaid’s Tale” director Reed Morano is in talks to direct the Anne Frank-diary drama “Keeper of the Diary” for Fox Searchlight, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Morano won an Emmy last season for directing episodes of Hulu’s dystopian feminist drama. “Keeper of the Diary” is about Otto Frank’s search for a publisher for the diary […]

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Horror-Centric Overlook Film Festival Line-Up Announced

The Overlook Film Festival, a horror-movie centric fest on the rise, has announced its impressive 2018 line-up. The festival, held this year in New Orleans, will feature 40 films, as well as several events. See the full Overlook Film Festival line-up below. There are too many film festivals to count, but the Overlook Film Festival […]

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MGM brass avoid talk of Gary Barber in earnings call

Studio reports 10% climb in revenue through December 31 2017 to $1.3bn.Recently installed MGM COO and veteran entertainment lawyer Chris Brearton took care to avoid the subject of Gary Barber’s shock exit in an earnings call on Wednesday (March 28).Brearton told analysts he would not take questions on last week’s development, preferring instead to focus […]

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